Samsung Galaxy S2: Ready For Head-To-Head With LG Optimus 2X


As we have guessed before, Samsung is not in mood to give away any ground for LG in Android market. As LG latest dual core Optimus 2Xis already buzz of the town, Samsung has launched (perfect) contender to take the battle further. Trust, Samsung can’t have –at this point – any better option than this. The successor of Samsung Galaxy X, which got sold more than 10 Million handsets , holds almost everything which will put LG to hold their braces sturdily.

Major (and largely expected) Samsung Galaxy S2 features include a 4.27-inch 800 x 480 Super AMOLED Plus display, an 8 megapixel primary camera with 1080p video capture accompanied by a 2 megapixel cam up front, Gingerbread with TouchWiz 4.0, integrated NFC support (on some versions), and a shell measuring just 8.49mm thick, making it likely the thinnest smartphone ever to roll off an assembly line — in fact, it’s over 0.2mm slimmer than the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc’s thinnest point.  The phone will indeed have a dual-core 1GHz Samsung chip, and quite possibly the Exynos. There’s also 1GB of RAM.

It shares the Infuse 4G’s aspirations as an ultra-thin Android device and arguably shares most of its industrial design elements, but interestingly, the Infuse steps down from 4.5 to 4.3 inches — either a nod to the fact that 4.5 is too big for a mainstream smartphone, or a sign that the 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus component simply isn’t ready yet. You totally notice how ridiculously thin the phone is as it rests in your hand, and the effect is amplified by the fact that it’s got so much surface area — the screen-to-edge ratio is off the charts. Though we still prefer the stock Android experience, TouchWiz 4.0 (as it’s being called) on top of Gingerbread is clearly Samsung’s most refined custom Android skin to date; a new Game Hub in ROM has potential to do battle with Sony’s PlayStation Suite and allows developers to bypass the download size limits of the Android Market, but we weren’t able to test it on the preproduction unit we were given.

It’ll be on the market in parts of Europe and Asia as soon as this month; no word on North America, but as always, there’s little doubt Samsung has some plans in the works. We only expect that considering the plans for global; launch of their latest baby in same arena by Sony Ericsson and LG, lately Samsung may adopt a strategy to go for global launch somewhere by the end of March.

While, still there is a time for this handset to come in your hand, we present the hands-on (restricted) review video for all our mobile lovers who are planning to dump their current ones in coming weeks. Check this out :

Credit: Engadget



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